Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College Bantams routed the visiting Trinity College Bantams, 5-1, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) field hockey action this afternoon on Sheppard Field. Trinity improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the NESCAC with its fourth victory in a row, while the Mules fall to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the league with their second consecutive setback. Trinity junior forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) and sophomore forward Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.) combined for three goals and four assists, as the Bantams raced to a 3-0 lead after 22 minutes of play.
Solimine fed Finn on the game’s first goal 7:34 into the contest, scored the second seconds after a penalty corner from classmate Allison Slowe (Medfield, Mass.) with 15:24 left before intermission, and assisted Finn on the third Bantam tally less than two minutes later. The Mules got on the board on a goal by sophomore Kallie Hutchinson (Pownal, Maine) from senior Hannah Hearn (Auburn, Maine) with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half, but Trinity answered when Solimine fed Slowe for a goal and her third assist of the afternoon with 1:06 left before the break.
In the early minutes of the second half, Colby took six shots and three penalty corners in less than five minutes, but Bantam goalkeeper Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) made three saves and the Trinity defense kept the Mules scoreless in the second half. Trinity first-year midfielder Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.) scored her first career goal with 5:27 remaining in the second half, capitalizing on a feed by Finn. Berger made all five of her saves after halftime, while Colby goalie Emily Buckman (Chatham, N.J.) had four stops. Both teams shot 12 times and Colby had one more penalty corner than Trinity with nine.